Transamerica Institute

TCRS Annual Retirement Survey

The Transamerica Annual Retirement Survey – now in its 17th year – is a poll of American workers and their employers designed to explore attitudes and behaviors regarding retirement security and benefits. The survey is one of the largest and longest-running of its kind and is conducted through an independent research firm and the data represents employees of different age groups and employers of various sizes. In addition to the findings on various retirement issues, the survey provides an in-depth segmentation and comparison analysis based on company size, gender, and age groups.


17th Annual Retirement Survey (2016)


16th Annual Retirement Survey (2015)


Retirees Survey (2015)


15th Annual Retirement Survey (2014)


14th Annual Retirement Survey (2013)


13th Annual Retirement Survey (2012)


12th Annual Retirement Survey (2011)

A Source of Inspiration: Future Early Retirees (Worker Survey)

A "Perfect" 401(k) Plan

Relying on Social Security in Retirement

Emerging from the Recession (Employer Survey)

Out of Work in America (Unemployed/Underemployed Survey)

The New Retirement: Working (Worker Survey Results)


11th Annual Retirement Survey (2009-2010)


10th Annual Retirement Survey (2008-2009)


9th Annual Retirement Survey (2007)

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